Radamel Falcao was ‘failed’ by impatient Manchester United and Chelsea, insists Monaco chief

RADAMEL FALCAO was “failed” by impatient Manchester United and Chelsea and that is the reason for his ill-fated Premier League spell, insists a Monaco chief.

The Ligue 1 side’s vice-president Vadim Vasilyev blames both English clubs for not giving the Colombian time to recover from injury.

Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao endured a terrible time wearing the Manchester United shirt

Falcao scored just five goals in two years on loan but is now getting back to his best, claimed Vasilyev.

He told the Daily Mail: “Both clubs in England failed to relaunch him.

“I don’t know whether Manchester United and Chelsea did not have the patience or the desire to do that but I am quite sure this year we will see Falcao at his previous best.

“He is the same Falcao as ever. We’ve seen that in pre-season.

“He scores goals, he’s there and he is motivated, we are motivated and I think this will be his year.

Radamel Falcao
The Colombian’s career also went backwards during his time with Chelsea
Radamel Falcao
Radamel Falcao has returned to form near his best with Monaco
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Radamel Falcao
Monaco chief Vadim Vasilyev says Radamel Falcao is getting back to his best
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“You have to be patient but the big clubs have other topics on their agenda.

“If you sign a player of this magnitude after a big injury it takes time and games to get him back into shape.

“This is what we will do and what Manchester United and Chelsea didn’t do, failed to do or didn’t want to do.

“We see all the qualities are there and it is a matter of time. Monaco will make every effort and you will see a very different Falcao this season to the one you saw in England.”

Falcao could be given the chance to back-up this praise when Monaco take on Spurs in the Champions League on Wednesday.

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